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photo of the month, March 2010

photo of the month, March 2010

03.31.2010

Just in the nick of time, I am posting the "Photo of the Month" for March 2010. This photo was taken during a model shoot this past Monday in Palos Verdes. The model I was shooting told me about an awesome beach that had killer rocks, nice light and some privacy. Unfortunately she forgot to mention the 30 minute hike and after my flag football...

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Wedding at the Ritz

Wedding at the Ritz

03.23.2010

Last Saturday I photographed a wedding at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel for the "I can't even keep track-th" time. I've shot more weddings at this Ritz Carlton more than just about any other single venue and each time I go there, it's always an incredible day. The hotel is newly remodeled, the staff is excellent and the service is top notch. Well...

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ritz carlton wedding photography sneak peek

03.21.2010

When I walked into the bride's suite at the Ritz Carlton, Laguna Niguel and saw her gown hanging in the window, I knew it was going to be a beautiful wedding to photograph. It was one of the most unique wedding dresses that I've ever seen. The designer is Manual Mota for Pronovias. The entire day was exquisite, and you can check back Tuesday to...

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The evolution of a brand

The evolution of a brand

03.19.2010

A lot of photographers credit me as having a well defined brand, or as a branding & marketing expert. Sure, I know a little, but it's only because of the team at Reddoor who has helped me along the way and taken such good care of me and my image. They have outed me and and showed some of my pre [ b ] logo business cards, as well as the...

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wppi 2010 recap

wppi 2010 recap

03.17.2010

Well, even though I still haven't even fully recovered from WPPI 2010, I wanted to share a little recap and thank everyone who helped me have an unforgettable week. Each year I look forward to WPPI as a chance to get inspired, connect, see old friends, meet new ones and basically get pumped up about the upcoming wedding season. This year was no...

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wedding at the rancho bernardo inn

03.16.2010

This past Saturday I kicked off my wedding season with a gorgeous wedding at the legendary Rancho Bernardo Inn in San Diego County. It's a gorgeous property for wedding photography and the service rivals that of any of the top hotels. It was flawlessly coordinated by Jessica and her team at Events by Design and Marcia L. Johnson provided the...

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Escalate 2010

03.15.2010

Hey there photo friends, If you haven't heard about it yet, you have now and will certainly be hearing about this in the coming weeks and months. Escalate 2010 has been announced and I am so pleased to be a part of it. My good friend Dane Sanders has been working hard to organize this 2 day conference and it's happening right here in Southern...

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Back from Vegas

03.12.2010

I had crazy week in Vegas but I made it home in one piece. I'll be blogging more about the trip next week on the [ b ] School blog, but I just wanted to post one quick pic because I've been getting tons of emails about my Baby Carlos T-shirt:

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San Clemente Engagement Photos

03.05.2010

The other day I shot a last minute engagement session for a couple that is getting married next weekend. We had several dates scheduled in the past, but they just happened to be on rare Southern California rainy days. We shot these engagement photos at a park in San Clemente near the groom's house and they are getting married next weekend in San...

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maui wedding
Last weekend, Ashley and I shot a gorgeous destination wedding at the Sugarman Estate on Maui. It was a special one for me to shoot because the bride is...

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maui wedding
Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
I want to wish a very happy first anniversary to Max & Lexi who tied the knot at the Ritz Carlton in Lake Tahoe on June 1st, 2013. The groom, Max Thieriot,...

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Wedding at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe
St. Louis Wedding photos
When we found out we were expecting last October, and that our due date was June 1st... Ashley was devastated that she wouldn't be available to shoot the June...

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St. Louis Wedding photos
St. Louis Wedding
I shot a gorgeous wedding for a super cute St. Louis couple over Labor Day weekend. The ceremony took place at St. Ambrose Catholic Church on the Hill, and the...

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St. Louis Wedding
Callaway Winery Wedding
Last weekend I was back in Southern California shooting another wedding at Callaway Vineyard & Winery in Temecula. It was a pleasure working with Jessica from...

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Callaway Winery Wedding
St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception
I recently kicked off my 19th season as a wedding photographer by shooting a lovely wedding at St. Sophia's Greek Orthodox Church in Downtown Los Angeles...

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St. Sophia wedding & Athenaeum reception
Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
Last weekend I was in Chicago for a beautiful union of not only 2 lovely people, but two wonderful families. When the bride originally contacted me, she...

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Wedding at The Peninsula Chicago
rancho del cielo wedding
Last weekend I was in beautiful Malibu, California for an absolutely gorgeous wedding at Rancho del Cielo. I had the pleasure of working with Erika & Lauren...

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rancho del cielo wedding
St. Regis wedding
I kicked off my 18th season as a professional wedding photographer this past Saturday with a gorgeous wedding at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. It was an...

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St. Regis wedding
Martha's Vineyard Engagement Session
Here's a few of my favorites from the super fun engagement session I shot on Martha's Vineyard a week or so ago. Such a fun, cute couple and Ashley and I are so...

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Martha's Vineyard Engagement Session
Hermann Hill Wedding
This past Friday Ashley and I headed an hour or so west of St. Louis to shoot a lovely wedding at Hermann Hill Village & Chapel. Even though it was a bit warm,...

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Hermann Hill Wedding
Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
This was a very special wedding for me. It wasn't the first wedding of the 2016 wedding season (my 20th year as a wedding photographer), but it was my first...

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Santa Ynez Wedding at the Gainey Vineyards
Audrey turns 1
I cannot believe our baby girl turns 1 today! This past year has been the most significant year of my entire life (getting married and having a kid) and it has...

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Audrey turns 1
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I want to start this post by wishing a special day to my mom... who I miss very much now that I live almost...

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Happy Mother's Day
Newport Beach Wedding
This past Saturday I had the honor and pleasure of photographing the wedding of Newport Beach's mayor pro tem Kevin Muldoon to his lovely bride Heather. It...

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Newport Beach Wedding
Five Years of Fitness
5 years ago today I made one of the most important decisions of my entire life. I weighed in at 285 pounds on December 18th, 2010 and I knew I was on a...

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Five Years of Fitness
My new website has arrived!
I am very pleased to announce the arrival of my brand spanking new website! Ever since ditching my Flash based website a couple years ago, I have bounced...

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My new website has arrived!
Wedding at Washington University
This past Saturday I shot a lovely wedding on a crisp Fall day at Graham Chapel on the grounds of Washington University. It was an intimate affair for a very...

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Wedding at Washington University
PhotogRefers.com
On this day in 2007, I launched this blog and I've shared pretty much every shoot I've done since then right here. Over 900 posts and a million visits...

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PhotogRefers.com
Black Friday Deals for Photographers
I think you've gotta be a special kind of crazy to go out and actually shop in the real word on Black Friday. Don't even get me started on the folks who camp...

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Black Friday Deals for Photographers
new-york-london-paris
My 2012 is already off to a very fast start. I've already been to New York, London, Paris, Munich... everyones talking about... Pop Musik! Apologies to M and...

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new-york-london-paris
Becker's Website
This post is dedicated to all of my photo friends out there in blog land. I wanted to have a single page where you can find out about all of my speaking...

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Becker's Website
WPPI 2011
The week is spend in Las Vegas for WPPI each winter is always one of the highlights of my year. This year was no exception and it marked my 15th year in a row...

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WPPI 2011
photo friends with benefits
Good news photo friends... the new & improved [ b ] School 2.0 is alive and kicking! We are absolutely thrilled with the response the site has gotten from...

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photo friends with benefits
bon voyage
I'm off! Tomorrow I am headed to London (for the first time ever) to speak at the SWPP Convention. I am really excited. I have 3 speaking engagements and I am...

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bon voyage
The [ b ] School turns 2
Today, thebschool.com celebrates it's 2 year anniversary. I can't believe how time flies. I am so grateful to all of our wonderful members, because without...

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The [ b ] School turns 2
A very special wedding in Italy
Next March I'll be heading back to Italy to shoot yet another wedding over there. Some very good friends of mine, who are also wedding photographers, will be...

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A very special wedding in Italy
Audrey turns 1
I cannot believe our baby girl turns 1 today! This past year has been the most significant year of my entire life (getting married and having a kid) and it has...

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Audrey turns 1
Happy Mother's Day
Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I want to start this post by wishing a special day to my mom... who I miss very much now that I live almost...

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Happy Mother's Day
Five Years of Fitness
5 years ago today I made one of the most important decisions of my entire life. I weighed in at 285 pounds on December 18th, 2010 and I knew I was on a...

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Five Years of Fitness
Lazy Man's Challenge
Nutrition is a controversial topic. Like politics and religion... it's based on our own personal belief system and it's up to everyone to decide for...

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Lazy Man's Challenge
Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Hello world! I want to introduce you to my daughter Audrey Taylor Becker! Today is her actual due date, but she was born this past Wednesday, May 27th at...

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Audrey Taylor has arrived!
Ashley's Maternity Session
Last month while shooting a destination wedding in Jamaica, we took a little time to shoot some maternity photos of Ashley while she was 31 weeks along. I...

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Ashley's Maternity Session
Barcelona
After speaking at the SWPP convention in London last week, Ashley and I popped down to Barcelona for a couple of days as neither of us had ever been there. I...

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Barcelona
Review Preview
Now that 2014 is in the books, and the new year has begun, I wanted to take a look back at this past year, as well as look forward to the adventure that awaits...

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Review Preview
The Engelken's Christmas Portraits
When I was back in California for Thanksgiving, I shot my sister's family for their annual Christmas card and I must say... my niece and nephew are turning into...

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The Engelken's Christmas Portraits

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